Monday, November 24, 2014


Man, this is the toughest week to be an American expat living abroad as there are few things I love more than the Thanksgiving holiday.   Having friends and family gathered around my dining room table any time of year; with candles flickering and a fire crackling in the fireplace; lively chatter and laughter interspersed between bites of hearty casseroles or homemade pie is pretty much my idea of bliss.  And while I appreciate a fancy "pull out all the stops" china and flower arrangements type of shin-dig; my true tendency, if I were hosting, is to keep it simple… a little something like this….

… a few votives, simple fragrant greens…. 

Alas, we will be spending Thanksgiving in London this year.  My guy has to work; so I've hunted down a restaurant serving 'American Thanksgiving' for the girls and I.  And while it will probably not come close to satisfying our taste buds (i.e. how could they possibly compete with mom's cornbread dressing or sweet potato casserole); it will at least help us feel connected to that beloved tradition of stopping to give thanks for all the goodness in our lives… which is worth celebrating wherever we are.

… until we can gather again.


  1. Just think of me, once again, experiencing the turkey prep! That should at least provide a Thanksgiving chuckle!

  2. Hope yours is wonderful and love the image! Happy Monday~

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I am sure it is bittersweet to be away from home, especially as this holiday is difficult to recreate overseas. However, you and your girls will always remember this Thanksgiving adventure! Jennifer W.

  4. Crissy - I hope you are going to The Lockhart for Thanksgiving??!! He is from Mississippi - great southern cooking right here in London. xo Laurie


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